Governor Kalraj Mishra said that millet, jowar, ragi, kutki, samva, kangni, chena and kodo have traditionally been part of Indian food.
of Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra to the growing world population nutritional food In order to make available, the cultivation of coarse grains has been encouraged at all levels. He said that regular intake of nutritious coarse grains strengthens the body’s immunity, so more and more efforts should be made to popularize coarse grains among the general public.
Mishra said this while addressing the convocation ceremony of Shri Karna Narendra Agricultural University of Jobner through digital medium from Raj Bhavan on Thursday. He said that millet, jowar, ragi, kutki, samwa, kangni, chena and kodo have traditionally been a part of Indian food. In most parts of Rajasthan, coarse grains are still an important part of the food of the common people.
Agriculture education needs to be given a new dimension
The Governor said that this is the time for smart agriculture. Remote sensing, IoT, robotics, big data analytics and artificial intelligence have ushered in a new revolution in agriculture. He said that agricultural universities will have to make farmers aware about new techniques related to smart farming. Mishra said that there is a need to give new dimension to agricultural education keeping in view the deteriorating weather system, crisis on biodiversity and lack of means of irrigation.
Gold medals awarded to students
He suggested a detailed study of climate change under Krishi Vigyan Kendras, pointing out the adverse effects on agriculture due to unseasonal rains and hailstorms. The Governor said that there is a need to prepare effective methods for farmers by combining ancient and new knowledge of agricultural practices, so that the desired goals of increasing agricultural production, food production and storage for food security, providing adequate nutritious food can be achieved. can be obtained. On this occasion, PhD to 32 students, Post Graduate to 75, Integrated Agriculture Post Graduate degrees to 3, Bachelor of Agriculture to 985 students and gold medals to eight students were awarded.
The United Nations has declared 2023 as the Year of Millets
Let us tell you that on the request of the Government of India, the United Nations has declared 2023 as the Year of Millets. At the same time, the central government also wants to promote the cultivation of coarse grains within the country. For this she is motivating the farmers. Last month, to encourage the cultivation of coarse grains, millet dishes were served inside the Parliament House, which was enjoyed by PM Modi as well as ministers and MPs.